The Addams Family has been a part of popular culture for nearly a full century now, having been first introduced as cartoon characters in the New Yorker back in 1938. But it’s actually been more than 20 years since we last saw them up on the big screen. Thankfully, that drought is ending this fall with the release of a brand-new animated movie — and what makes it all the more exciting is the fact that the feature has lined up an outstanding ensemble voice cast.
So, who will be playing the members of the Addams Family this time around? Well, let’s start with the patriarch.
Oscar Isaac as Gomez Addams
There are few actors out there with the proper energy and charisma to properly play the dynamic and stylish Gomez Addams, but fortunately THE ADDAMS FAMILY was able to execute casting perfection. Oscar Isaac is unquestionably one of the best actors working today, and he should bring a special flair and maybe even some legitimate emotional weight to the role.
Charlize Theron as Morticia Addams
Morticia Addams is essentially a breathing example of the phrase “gothic elegance,” and actresses don’t get much more elegant than Charlize Theron. It’s an interesting part for the Oscar® winner, as she isn’t exactly known for doing a lot of voice work, but she most certainly has the exact right energy needed to play her role in THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday Addams
Christina Ricci played a truly iconic version of Wednesday Addams in both the original 1991 THE ADDAMS FAMILY and its 1993 sequel, ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES. But now, the new story is bringing in another immensely talented young actress. We’ve been impressed by Chloë Grace Moretz for years and years at this point, dating back to her roles in movies like KICK-ASS and LET ME IN, and we have high hopes that she will capture the wry coldness of Wednesday in the new animated feature.
Finn Wolfhard as Pugsley Addams
Finn Wolfhard has really been everywhere on the big screen thus far in fall 2019, having first reprised his role as Richie Tozier in IT CHAPTER TWO, and then being seen in a key supporting role in THE GOLDFINCH. Now, we have movie number three from the young star, but this time it’s a venture into the world of animation, playing Pugsley in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. The movie marks the first time Wolfhard has played a voice role in an animated feature, so it’s an exciting new direction for the young star.
Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester
Nick Kroll will provide the voice of Gomez’s bald, pale brother in the new version of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Admittedly, it might be hard to forget the wonderful take on the sheltered, weird Uncle Fester played previously by Christopher Lloyd on the big screen, but Kroll is a seasoned professional when it comes to voice work. We look forward to hearing his take on the character.
Snoop Dogg as Cousin Itt
Cousin Itt is definitely one of the stranger characters in the Addams Family ensemble, not only because of his odd look (completely covered in long hair and sporting a bowler hat and sunglasses), but also because of the way in which he speaks (in high-pitched gibberish). It’s because of that last detail that we’re a bit surprised Snoop Dogg voices the character in the new movie, but hopefully that just means there are some big surprises in store.
Bette Midler as Grandmama
While both Uncle Fester and Cousin Itt come from Gomez’s side of the family, Morticia’s relatives are represented in the Addams household as well, specifically via the presence of her mother, known as Grandmama. She’s a character molded after the “crazy old witch” archetype, which is part of why it's so exciting that she’s being voiced by Bette Midler. To say the least, we are very much hoping for some Winifred Sanderson/HOCUS POCUS energy.
Those are all of the actors that will be voicing the main members of the Addams Family clan, but they aren’t they only ones featured in the film! The movie also has a fantastic supporting cast that has characters played by Allison Janney, Elsie Fisher, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Aimee Garcia, Pom Klementieff, Tituss Burgess and Jenifer Lewis. And with the film set to be released on October 11, it won’t be long until you’re hearing their performances in theatres everywhere.